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Old 10-31-2005, 10:29 PM
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Photo Restoration & Manipulation Experts Needed...

Phojoe is a Photo that is altered, either to improve it's appearance (Restoration) or to create a new one (Manipulation).

• Phojoe was created because of a need. The need to restore, recapture and recreate the memories that we have frozen in time through photos. We are a Dedicated group of artists and technicians that get excited each time a new photo comes our way. We are building an international network to help restore, archive & recreate the memories you cherish.

Some of our Services include…Photo Restoration, Photo Manipulation, Photo Retouching, Photo Slide Shows, Photo Slide Shows, Photo Art etc…

Skills & Attributes we look for in Restoration & Manipulation Artists:

• Schizophrenic Attention to Detail
• The Creativity of Dali
• Mastery of Photoshop or similar program
• Ability to meet tight deadlines
• Deep understanding of Anatomy, Colors & Lighting



Do you have what it takes to work with us? We are always looking for Artists who have mastered Photoshop and who have the Creativity of Dali. If you enjoy working from home & can meet tight deadlines, we look forward to working with you! Upload 5-10 samples of your BEST work & include any relevant info we should know about. Compensation based on experience. Thank you very much and we will respond shortly.


To Apply go to:
http://www.phojoe.com/contact.html - Scroll down to “Jobs” section to apply

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Old 10-31-2005, 10:45 PM
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What kind of pay are we talking about?
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Old 11-01-2005, 12:05 AM
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Saw this ad on Craig's List tonight.
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http://www.fixthepixs.com
http://www.datepixs.com
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Old 11-01-2005, 09:50 AM
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What kind of pay...

$20-50 per photo based on it's complexity.
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Old 11-01-2005, 10:03 AM
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Does it matter if someone has their own web based business and need some side work?
Can a cap on the amount sent?
What form of payment is provided and does someone fill out a W-4?
What type of deadlines are usually required?
Just a few things I wanted to ask, hope you don't mind
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Old 11-01-2005, 10:19 AM
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Doesnt seem like a very good deal to me - you're charging $49 per hour (or is that $98 - not sure if the christmas 50% off is included in your listed prices) but you only pay $20-$50 per photo.

...just looking at your site in more detail it does seem to suggest that basic retouching costs $98 (after Dec 20) So you're paying 1/5th of that to the person doing the work? An 80% cut for you is rough for any business.

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Old 11-01-2005, 10:42 AM
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"Doesnt seem like a very good deal to me - you're charging $49 per hour (or is that $98 - not sure if the christmas 50% off is included in your listed prices) but you only pay $20-$50 per photo."

Our prices range from $49 to $149 - Basic to moderate Restorations are charged at $49. We are looking for very skille Restoration Artists, A "$20" photo should not take more than 30 minutes to complete and Re-Upload back to us. - DO the math...3 $20 photos in 1 hour = $60 - Try finding a Retouching job that pays that!


"Does it matter if someone has their own web based business and need some side work?
Can a cap on the amount sent?
What form of payment is provided and does someone fill out a W-4?
What type of deadlines are usually required?"

If your work is of top quality we don't mind if you have a side business, however, keep in mind that the work we provide is copyrighted and can't be posted on your website.
Payment will be Paypal or Company check.
Deadlines will range from 1-5 days, it really depends...


Yes we did also post on Craigslist also, and many other sites.
Again we are looking for some talented and reliable artists who enjoy working from home. WE are anticipating a VERY BUSY holiday season.
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Old 11-01-2005, 11:26 AM
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"Doesnt seem like a very good deal to me - you're charging $49 per hour (or is that $98 - not sure if the christmas 50% off is included in your listed prices) but you only pay $20-$50 per photo."

Our prices range from $49 to $149 - Basic to moderate Restorations are charged at $49. We are looking for very skille Restoration Artists, A "$20" photo should not take more than 30 minutes to complete and Re-Upload back to us. - DO the math...3 $20 photos in 1 hour = $60 - Try finding a Retouching job that pays that!
But a more complex job could take several hours - to give the top quality and creative results that you want. Which could drop the hourly rate to a miniscule sum. The 'artist' gets $50 and you get twice that. Given that the work involved on your part is not significantly more for a $49 than a $149 why such a HUGE difference in the ratio received by the artist?
For a small job you make $29 the artist gets $20.
For a complex job you get $99 and the artist gets $50 but you've done very little extra work. On the large jobs you're getting more than 3x but the artist gets 1.5x.

Paying per picture encourages rushed, sloppy work.

Just the same as everyone else, you want it fast, cheap and top quality.
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Old 11-01-2005, 12:10 PM
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"But a more complex job could take several hours - to give the top quality and creative results that you want. Which could drop the hourly rate to a miniscule sum. The 'artist' gets $50 and you get twice that. Given that the work involved on your part is not significantly more for a $49 than a $149 why such a HUGE difference in the ratio received by the artist?
For a small job you make $29 the artist gets $20.
For a complex job you get $99 and the artist gets $50 but you've done very little extra work. On the large jobs you're getting more than 3x but the artist gets 1.5x."


You obviusly have never been a business owner...Have you ever taken into account the time taken to set up a successful business???
It takes years upon years of blood, sweat, tears and some happy moments also mixed in...I'm sure everyone would agree that getting work is the hardest thing, that being said...on a $150 job you are worried that we are making a "HUGE" amount more than the artist. This is NOT true...Consider the following...
- The costs of Advertising are huge
- Renting a location to do business from
- Phone Bills
- Hosting and maintaing a website
- Updating a website
- Paying Employees
- Software
- TAXES
- Did I say ADVERTISING
- and many more...

We are not here to thake advantage of anyone, we are simply looking for some "Talented" artists who enjoy working from home...
We value and appreciate Artists, because first off, we are Artists ourselves!
You have to understand that the costs of starting a business from scratch, maintaining it and making it grow is NO easy task, and it's not for everyone! This is Business 101...
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Old 11-01-2005, 01:07 PM
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You obviusly have never been a business owner...Have you ever taken into account the time taken to set up a successful business???
It takes years upon years of blood, sweat, tears and some happy moments also mixed in...I'm sure everyone would agree that getting work is the hardest thing, that being said...on a $150 job you are worried that we are making a "HUGE" amount more than the artist. This is NOT true...Consider the following...
- The costs of Advertising are huge
- Renting a location to do business from
- Phone Bills
- Hosting and maintaing a website
- Updating a website
- Paying Employees
- Software
- TAXES
- Did I say ADVERTISING
- and many more...

We are not here to thake advantage of anyone, we are simply looking for some "Talented" artists who enjoy working from home...
We value and appreciate Artists, because first off, we are Artists ourselves!
You have to understand that the costs of starting a business from scratch, maintaining it and making it grow is NO easy task, and it's not for everyone! This is Business 101...
I AM a business owner, as are both my parents.

The only one of those expenses that increase with the price of the job is tax - and that is a proportionate to the increase in price.

Looking at the examples of your website I'd say there is plenty of evidence that the jobs are rushed and mediocre to make larger profits. Theres nothing wrong with looking for truely talented creative people - the likes of which there are plenty here, to increase the quality of service you can provide but you should be prepared to pay them accordingly.
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